When Azelf arrives, it won't be the only one from the full trio of Lake Guardians to make an appearance in raids. Depending on the region that players are in, one of three Lake Guardians will be available in five-star raids.
Azelf will appear in the Americas and Greenland, Mespirit in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and India, and Uxie within the Asia-Pacific region. All three Legendary Pokémon will make their return on September 14 at 10:00 local time, and there is even a chance to catch a shiny. But first, they must be defeated, and for that you need to assemble the best Azelf counters in Pokémon GO.
Best The Pokémon GO Azelf Counters For Raids
Players battling against the Azelf raid boss only need to worry about Psychic-typing on the legendary. That means Bug, Ghost, and Dark-type Pokémon will be the most effective in the raid.
- Darkrai: Snarl (Fast Attack) + Shadow Ball (Charge Attack)
- Chandelure: Hex (Fast Attack) + Shadow Ball (Charge Attack)
- Giratina: Shadow Claw (Fast Attack) + Shadow Ball (Charge Attack)
- Tyranitar: Bite (Fast Attack) + Crunch (Charge Attack)
- (Mega) Gengar: Lick (Fast Attack) + Shadow Ball (Charge Attack)
- Hydreigon: Bite (Fast Attack) + Dark Pulse (Charge Attack)
- Houndoom: Snarl (Fast Attack) + Foul Play (Charge Attack)
- Yveltal: Snarl (Fast Attack) + Dark Pulse (Charge Attack)
When the Azelf raid concludes in Pokémon GO, players will be rewarded a number of Premier Balls based on which friends were there and their own performance. Make sure to use berries while throwing accurate curveballs. With any luck, Azelf will be caught.
Best Azelf Moveset In Pokémon GO
Azelf has a relatively small list of available moves in Pokémon GO, but they can be utilized for a decent Psychic-type pick. Raids may be the best place to use an Azelf moveset.
Fast Attack: Confusion
Confusion is one of two fast attacks, with the other being Extrasensory. They both have very similar energy per second gains, but Confusion hits significantly harder. That makes it an easy option for a fast attack on Azelf.
Charge Attack: Future Sight and Fire Blast
Future Sight is a nuke attack and the only STAB charge attack that Azelf has. It takes longer to charge, but it's an obvious choice on Azelf, regardless of the battle setting.
Fire Blast is a great second choice for an attack that can be used far more often to burn shields or add some Fire-type damage.
That's all you need to know about Azelf counters, its best moveset, and where you can catch it in Pokémon GO. All that's left to say is good luck!